13 PIX: An EARTHA KITT Birthday Celebration

She was the third Catwoman — and her claws were the sharpest …

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RRRRRrrrrrrr.

Nobody could trill her Rs like Eartha Kitt could as Catwoman. My admiration for Julie Newmar is deep. My respect for Lee Meriwether is abiding.

Eartha Kitt? Eartha Kitt was cool.

Whether she was driving her badass Catmobile, teaming up with the Joker or matching wits with Batgirl in the third season of Batman ’66, Ms. Kitt was the most fatale Catwoman of them all.

If there were 13 COVERS to salute Ms. Kitt — who was born Jan. 17, 1927, and died in 2008 — I would certainly do our patented 13 COVERS salute. (There are 13 covers, sure, but not 13 Catwoman covers …)

Instead, feast your eyes on these 13 PIX of the wondrous, sultry Eartha Kitt, including images from Colleen Coover’s work on DC’s Batman ’66 comic …

(Oh, and check out our recent BATMAN ’66 TOP 13 EPISODE COUNTDOWN, here.)

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This HeroClix miniature is still the only Eartha Kitt Catwoman action figure out there ...

This HeroClix miniature is still the only Eartha Kitt Catwoman action figure out there …

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This. Wow.

This. Wow.

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Author: Dan Greenfield

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